Week 1/2 of the recipe challenge

Celeriac soup with sunflower seeds

Celeriac soup with sunflower seeds

I think I got off to a good start last week. I popped into a little fruit and veg shop in Marchmont (something that I don’t do nearly enough) and picked up a few bits like celeriac, parsnips, leeks and thyme, before heading home to get going with some recipes.

First off was celeriac soup, which really could have done with a little something extra, as mine didn’t taste of much! Maybe my stock wasn’t strong enough or I just didn’t add enough seasoning, but I didn’t want to just a load of salt at the end. Luckily I made the parsnip and thyme bread to have alongside, so that gave it all a boost. The bread was lovely when it was warm with some melted butter and I just popped it back in the oven over the next couple of days to heat up.

Parsnip and thyme bread

Parsnip and thyme bread

On Monday night I kicked off the fish recipes with roasted haddock and roast potatoes. I had this with some sliced greens and I made the leftover celeriac into the waldorf salad, which was a winner. Walnuts, apples, raisins, celery and mayonnaise – you can’t go wrong!

Celeriac Waldorf salad

Celeriac Waldorf salad

Roasted white fish and potatoes

Roasted white fish and potatoes

I made a quick and easy dinner of an onion frittata, to which I added some leftover sliced greens. Yum.

Onion frittata

Onion frittata

Halloumi salad

Halloumi salad

Lunch for the next few days was halloumi salad and leftover frittata. A bit summery but I really fancied some halloumi! The lemon and honey dressing took the whole bowl up a notch but I cooked the red onion and I really dislike raw onion.

That brings me to the weekend, when I made roasted portobello mushrooms on toast for Sunday brunch and some honey and oat booster bars for snacking on during the week. I substituted the peanut butter for some mashed banana, so that brings the calories down a little but there is a lot of sugar in there!

Roasted flat mushrooms

Roasted flat mushrooms

Booster bars

Booster bars

A successful couple of weeks on the recipe front – long may it continue!

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